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The wildfire on Sunday, March 3 burns on the northeast side of Rice Lake, within a mile of the city limits of Waseca.

    In an eerie foreshadowing statement, the Montgomery Fire Department put out the message Sunday on Facebook saying, “Despite the super nice weather this weekend, please consider NOT burning anything this afternoon. With the elevated fire conditions this afternoon, it would be highly unsafe to...
Voters in New Prague and the area not surprisingly picked their respective political parties' favored candidates for president in Tuesday’s primary election. In New Prague, Democrats on both the Le Sueur and Scott county sides of Main Street liked President Joe Biden over Minnesota U.S. Rep. Dean...

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Montgomery Fire Department’s Fight for Air Climb (FOAC) team, from the left, Montgomery Fire Chief Kenny Pavek, FOAC Team Captain Sean Benz, Tadd Stasney and Travis Rose.

Four of Montgomery Fire Department (MFD) members climbed 53 flights of stairs wearing gear and an air pack for the 2024 Fight For Air Climb (FOAC) firefighter challenge at the Capella Tower in downtown Minneapolis. They have currently raised $1,069, which goes to the American Lung Association for...

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TCU High School Choir Director John Sosa (left); TCU Students, from the left, Carolyn Houn, Elsa Gerres, Lila Wallskog and Elsie Theis; and TCU Le Center Music Director Rose Schroeder (right) at the Minneapolis Convention Center MMEA Midwinter Convention.

Four students from Tri-City United Montgomery’s Elementary and Middle School showcased their musical talents and dedication as they represented their school district at the inaugural Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Elementary All-Star Choir this Feb. 17 at the Minneapolis Convention...

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TCU Robotics Team Kooler and Team Gear Train. Pictured from the left are, Team Kooler, Camden Flicek, Fransisco Mendez, Logan Dietz and Brennen Russek; and Team Gear Train, Hank Sladek, Ben Ballman, Aidan Miland, Mavrick Budin and Zach Holicky.

High school national tournament teams Two Tri-City United Robotics teams, Team Kooler and Team Gear Train, have been invited to the 2024 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Tournament in Council Bluffs, Iowa, from March 14-16. Qualified teams across the United States, Canada and internationally compete in...
A rural New Prague man was killed in a crash involving the three-wheeled ATV he was riding during the early-morning hours of Sunday, March 3. The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office reports at 2:05 a.m., Matthew James Soller, 33, of rural New Prague was found partially under a three-wheeled ATV on Le...
As the New Prague School District works to whittle $3.5 million off its 2024-2025 operating budget, an early look at some of the proposed cuts will be dramatic and widespread. Monday, Feb. 26, the district listed a few of the items under consideration in advance of a March 11 workshop where a...
New Prague High School’s wrestlers Lawson Eller, at 121 pounds, and Brady Westall, at 172 pounds, are still competing for state titles in Class AAA at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul today (Saturday). The two made it through to the semifinals on Friday, March 1. Also competing Saturday is Destiney...
The New Prague Fire Department dealt with a fire along Main Street that was more smoke. In a preliminary report around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, firefighters responded to a report of a fire at an apartment at 112 Main Street E. New Prague Police Chief Tim Applen said the residents were cleared...

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Pictured, from the left, in the front row are Dakota Meadows, Abby Grant, Addy Schroer, Nathan Glockner, Darby Phelps, Isaak Worm, Nick Mejia, Bella Keltgen, Eva Tikalsky and Kendelyn Sauter; and in the back row are Josiah Velarde, Xiani Medina, Nora Titus, Kaelyn Barta, Tahlia Buckingham, Audrey Keltgen, Olivia Skluzacek, Riley Witte, Aidan Miland, and One-Act Play Director Elise Lundeen.

The Tri-City United High School one-act play team is shown here adorning their second-place awards at the Section 2A finals at Waseca High School and does not advance to the state competition. Belle Plaine High School placed first and will continue to the state competition. Congratulations to the...

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